Buying and Selling Music in the Digital Era

On September 30, 2018 By cjgantt

When listening to a song on a streaming website such as Spotify or Apple Music most of us don’t give a second thought to what that means to the artist. The recent changes in streaming capabilities have fundamentally changed the way that the music industry works. Gone are the days when you walk to the [...]

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In June, the head of the Division of Corporation Finance at the SEC, William Hinman, opined that Bitcoin was not a security, “but that many, but not all, ICOs are securities and will come under the regulatory control of the SEC and relevant securities laws.” He went on to say that the [...]

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America’s leadership in 4G wireless technology allowed domestic companies to reap widespread benefits and become global leaders in a wide variety of industries. A report by CTIA, the wireless industry trade association, found that America’s leadership in 4G created $125 billion in revenue for domestic companies, boosted GDP, and led to an 84% increase [...]

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GoFundMe or GoFraudMe?

On September 23, 2018 By tkcaleb

Crowdfunding sites like GoFundMe create seemingly easy ways for family, friends, and strangers alike to come together and donate to a good cause. Donors can contribute to fund new technologies, cover funeral expenses, and “pay it forward” to deserving individuals.

Johnny Bobbitt Jr., a homeless veteran, used his last twenty dollars to help a stranded [...]

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Guest post by Mark Edward Blankenship Jr.

In creating the album “Hip-Hop Is Dead”, Nasir Jones, better known by his stage name Nas, postulated that hip-hop artists can help rebuild America by having more control in their music in response to a dying culture and a decline in innovation and political outreach. Yet, in [...]

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The landscape of collegiate sports is ever-evolving. Collegiate athletes are bigger, stronger, and faster than in previous eras and are being recruited at much younger ages than before. As more talent flows into athletic programs, colleges and the NCAA have been able to profit not only from the abilities of student-athletes, but also from their [...]

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Several federal circuits are tackling the issue whether the Government’s authority to search persons and property at the border, without a warrant, and often, without any suspicion, includes individuals’ electronic devices. The Fourth and Ninth Circuits have held that the Fourth Amendment requires at least reasonable suspicion for forensic searches of electronic devices [...]

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More often than not, it takes years (if not decades) for the significance of a Supreme Court decision to come to light. This was not the case when the Court handed down its decision in Murphy v. NCAA this past May.  Immediately following the declaring of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) as [...]

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Bird Electric Scooters: Ready For Flight?

On September 16, 2018 By anbakalar

If you spent any time in a major U.S. city this summer, you likely witnessed an electric scooter zooming down the sidewalk. Maybe you were even riding the scooter. Bird, one of the better-known electric scooter start-ups, claims to have facilitated over 1 million rides within a year of its launch.

Electric scooter start-ups [...]

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Putting the ‘AI’ in Legal Aid

On September 7, 2018 By rblaik

Despite America’s 1,335,963 active lawyers, the majority of moderate-income individuals and most individuals living in poverty do not receive legal representation. One source reports that nearly one million individuals seeking civil legal aid are turned away because of inadequate resources. In New York City, 99% of tenants are unrepresented in eviction proceedings.

For years [...]

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